Blueberry Recipes: Comfort Food

Find three great blueberry recipes that serve as the ultimate in comfort food.

The best comfort food can turn a bad day around in a heartbeat, and it’s made even better with the addition of blueberries. They are tart, sweet, nutritious, and utterly delicious. If a hard day has you down, try one of these blueberry recipes that are the ultimate in comfort food.

Comfort Food Blueberry Recipes

Savory Blueberry Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pizza dough

  • 1-1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 4 ounces diced pancetta (can also use bacon or ham if pancetta is not available), cooked and drained
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Lightly flour a work surface.
  3. Pat and stretch dough into a 10 x 14-inch oval; place on a large baking sheet.
  4. With a fork, pierce dough in several places.
  5. Leaving a 1-inch border, sprinkle dough with half the mozzarella, the gorgonzola, pancetta and red onion.
  6. Bake until crust is golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle blueberries and remaining mozzarella over pizza; bake until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown, about 2 minutes longer.
  8. Remove from oven; top with basil and pepper.

Blueberry Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 2 to 3 ozs. white Cheddar cheese or American, sliced thin
  • 6 thin slices apple

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 °F.   Lightly butter one side of each bread slice.
  2. Place bread on a work surface buttered-side-down.  Drizzle honey over two of the slices; top with blueberries.
  3. Add a slice of cheese, then the apple slices. Top with remaining cheese.  Top with remaining two slices of bread, buttered-side–up.
  4. In a heavy oven proof skillet over medium heat, cook sandwiches until golden brown on the bottom.  Turn sandwiches over and transfer skillet to oven.
  5. Bake about 5 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted.
  6. Remove from oven and enjoy.

Number of servings (yield): 2 sandwiches

Blueberry Nectarine Cobbler

Ingredients

  • Flour: 1-23 cups
  • Sugar: ½ cup, divided
  • Cold butter, cut into ½-inch cubes: 6 tablespoons
  • Baking powder: 1-½ tablespoons
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Heavy cream: ¾ cup, divided
  • Blueberries: 4 cups
  • Nectarines, pitted and diced: 1-½ pounds (6 medium)
  • Quick-cooking tapioca: 2 tablespoons

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, fitted with chopping blade, combine flour, ¼ cup of the sugar, the butter, baking powder and salt
  2. Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs
  3. Set aside 1 tablespoon of the cream
  4. Add the remaining cream to flour mixture
  5. Process until dough starts to form a ball, scraping sides of bowl as needed
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently pat it together
  7. Divide dough into eight 2-inch balls
  8. Flatten into rounds
  9. Wrap and refrigerate at least 20 minutes
  10. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the blueberries, nectarines, 3 tablespoons of the remaining sugar, and the tapioca
  11. Let stand 20 minutes
  12. Preheat oven to 350°F
  13. Spread blueberry mixture in a shallow 2-½-quart baking dish
  14. Arrange dough rounds on top
  15. Brush rounds with the reserved cream
  16. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar
  17. Bake until the filling bubbles and the topping has browned, about 50 minutes
  18. Serve warm with ice cream, if desired

Number of servings (yield): 8

All recipes and photos courtesy of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Growers Council. 

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